missing Madeleine McCann have joined 60,000 fans at the Scottish
Premier League match between Celtic and Aberdeen to mark her fourth
Players from both clubs wore
yellow wristbands during the game at Celtic Park in Glasgow.
Supporters also held up posters of
Madeleine, who is believed to have been abducted in Portugal on 3
Members of Madeleine's family,
including her aunt Philomena McCann, were at the game.
They will later hold a private
family gathering at the Glasgow home of Madeleine's uncle John
McCann, before praying for her safe return.
Madeleine, from Rothley,
Leicestershire, disappeared from her family's holiday apartment in
Praia da Luz, in the Algarve. Her father, Gerry, had worked for
Celtic before moving to England.
In a statement, Gerry and Kate
McCann asked people to "redouble their efforts" to help find their
Celtic said Saturday's gesture was
intended to keep the focus on the search for the missing girl.
A Celtic spokesman said: "We were
approached to wear the yellow armbands and naturally we were very
happy to agree to this. Hopefully, this will keep the focus on the
search for Madeleine.
"Clearly, the thoughts of everyone
at the club are with Madeleine and her family at this extremely
difficult time and, of course, we are pleased to be able to offer
any kind of help or comfort that we possibly can."
Celtic club captain Neil Lennon
appealed for anyone with information about Madeleine's disappearance
to contact police during Friday's weekly press conference.
Hearts players Jose Goncalves and
Bruno Aguiar, who are both Portuguese, also issued a joint statement
on behalf of their club urging anyone with information to come
They said: "We cannot begin to
imagine how Madeleine's parents feel at this moment, which is why it
is important everyone in Portugal and throughout Europe does
everything they can to bring her home."
Hundreds of people attended a
prayer service for Madeleine in the St Andrew's Roman Catholic
Cathedral in Glasgow on Friday night.
Philomena McCann said Madeleine's
parents Gerry and Kate had been "incredibly touched" by the
She said: "The amount of people
who turned out in Glasgow was incredible, fantastic to see.
"Even gifts for Madeleine on her
return have been given to the family. These have been wonderful
gestures and people don't realise what an impact it has on the
family. They have been incredibly touched."
The focus is shifting from being a
local search for Madeleine to an international child abduction
Reports about leads include CCTV
footage from a petrol station on the night of Madeleine's
disappearance, which is thought to feature two men and a woman
driving a car with a British number plate.